Job title: Mandarin-​speaking Finance Director (m/f/d) Middle East / 财务部门总监
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Industry: Financial Services
Expertise: Accounting / Finance / Tax
Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Job published: 05-07-2021
Job ID: 32089

Job Description

Our client is an international large-scale investment group. The company has recently established an entity in the UAE to target and develop the entire Middle Eastern region in the areas of real estate, finance, jewelry, trade and entertainment.

About Departer – The German Headhunter:

As an internationally oriented German HR consultancy for the recruitment of multinational professionals, Departer possesses a long-standing expertise in the core markets Germany, Middle East and Australia. Through our regionally established offices in Dubai, Sydney and Hamburg, we are valued as a reliable recruitment partner by numerous companies.

Your duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Form a close working relationship with the CEO and other Senior Executives
  • Provide leadership to the Board's Finance and Accounting strategy, to optimize the company’s financial performance and strategic position
  • Take overall control of the company’s accounting function
  • Contribute fully to the development of company strategy across all areas of the business, challenging assumptions and decision-making as appropriate and providing financial analysis and guidance on all activities, plans, targets and business drivers
  • Ensure that company financial systems are robust, compliant and support current activities and future growth
  • Lead and develop the finance team
  • Work with senior teams to grow the business, formulating strategies and plans
  • Ensure corporate budgeting processes are carried out and reviewed
  • Take ultimate responsibility for the company cash management policies
  • Corporate finance: manage company policies regarding capital requirements, debt, taxation, equity, disposals and acquisitions, as appropriate
  • Establish a high level of credibility and manage strong working relationships with external parties including customers and advisors

To be successful in this role you should have the following skills and experiences:

  • Bachelor in Economics or qualified member of an accountancy body or similar
  • Commercially astute, articulate, technically strong, dynamic, insightful and influential leader
  • Ability to operate at both strategic and operational levels
  • Fluent English language skills, additional Mandarin language skills preferred
  • Exceptional communication skills at all levels
  • Strong IT skills, always being ahead of new technologies
  • Ability to handle high levels of pressure and critical decision-making
  • High integrity and openness combined with commitment to good governance
  • Energetic, highly motivated, with an enquiring mind and passion for excellence and innovation in pursuit of business growth and success